October 2017 Archives

Surgical sponges should never be left behind

When you are going in for a surgery at a Kentucky hospital, you may primarily be focused on whether or not the procedure will be successful. However, there are frequent cases where the surgeon completes the operation as planned, but someone else on the team makes a critical error. We at the law firm of Debra L. Broz, Attorneys at Law, PLC, understand that the statistics regarding retained surgical sponges indicate this mistake could put your health at risk.

Darren Mexic successfully defends Personal Injury money in Bankruptcy

Darren Mexic successfully defends Personal Injury money in Bankruptcy.  The bankruptcy court overrules the Chapter 7 trustee's objection to the debtor's claimed exemption.  The debtor moved to reopen her case, add a personal injury cause of action to her schedules, and claim an exemption in a portion of the recovery on the cause of action.  The court holds that Law v. Siegel is applicable, and the court does not have authority to deny the exemption even if bad faith exists.  Opinion below.

Can car crash victims develop PTSD?

You are probably familiar with all sorts of different hardships that people have to endure after a motor vehicle crash, from debilitating injuries to fatalities. However, it is important to keep in mind that some of these accidents have ramifications that may not be as evident immediately following the wreck. For example, people may suffer brain damage, experience depression, or develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a motor vehicle collision.

Do you need legal help after a commercial truck accident?

After you suffer an accident with a large commercial truck, it can prove intimidating to know where to turn for help. Depending on the nature of the accident itself, and the injuries or damages you received, a number of different parties may hold liability of the accident.

How do rollovers take place?

There are many dangers to watch out for as a driver, from inclement weather to reckless people on the road who may be drunk or failing to observe the speed limit. However, rollovers are another major concern and are responsible for many of the lives that are lost due to auto accidents in Kentucky and across the U.S. If you are worried about finding yourself involved in a rollover, it may be useful to take a look at some of the reasons why these types of crashes take place.

Key information about Social Security disability benefits

When people in Kentucky earn income from a job, they pay Social Security taxes. According to FindLaw, if people become disabled, the money that they paid into this system makes them eligible for benefits based on the contributions they made. The more taxes a person paid into the system, the higher the amount of benefits he or she will qualify to receive.

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